Since 2015, the Treasurer’s Office has returned over $703 million in assets (cash and value of returned shares).
The State Treasurer is holding 2.9 billion dollars in unclaimed funds for Illinoisans. The State holds these lost funds until they are claimed by either the original owner or their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper identification.
How to Claim Unclaimed Property In Illinois
- Navigate to the PROPERTY SEARCH page – You can access the Property Search page through the home page by hovering over UNCLAIMED PROPERTY > “Search Unclaimed Properties”, or by simply clicking the GET STARTED button in the middle of the page.
Type your name to search for Property – Type your name (First name, last name, or both) into the Name/Business Name field and click SEARCH. If you receive too many results, try to narrow down the search by entering a city.
Add your property and click “VIEW CLAIMED PROPERTIES” – Once you’ve found the property that belongs to you, check the CLAIM button and click the VIEW CLAIMED PROPERTIES button to begin the claims process.
Search for Unclaimed Property
To search for unclaimed property, enter a last/business name in the search box. To narrow your search results, enter a first name, city and/or zip code.
If properties are found, select the properties you want to claim. To initiate a new search, input a new last/business name.
Once you have selected all properties you wish to claim, select “View Claimed Properties,” complete the claimant (your) information, and select your relationship to each property being claimed. You may be asked to provide supporting documentation in order to validate your right to claim to each property based on the relationship chosen.
Note: If you have received correspondence from the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office that shows a Property ID, enter that Property ID in this search box.
Search For Your Claims Status
At the time you entered your claim, you received a Claim ID number. This ID number can also be found on the Claim Receipt that was sent to the email address you provided.
If you have lost or forgotten this number, contact the Unclaimed Property Division at UPContact@illinoistreasurer.gov or (217) 785-6998
Navigate to the PROPERTY SEARCH page to get started
UPLOAD CLAIM DOCUMENTATION – https://icash.illinoistreasurer.gov/app/claim-status-search